Texts

Book of Armagh glosses on the New Testament

  • Old Irish
  • glossing
  • Irish glosses
Old Irish glosses on the New Testament (the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles in particular) in the Book of Armagh. Those on the Gospels include some glosses on Matthew (f. 38rb), Mark (f. 64va) and Luke (ff. 77ra; 78rb; 81ra) and there is a bilingual (Latin and Irish) note on an Argumentum ascribed to Pelagius (f. 107v). The majority of the glosses are to be found later on, in the pages containing Revelations (ff. 170va, 171rb) and the Acts (175vb, 176rb, etc., up until f. 189vb).
Language
  • Old Irish
Date
c. 807 (?)
Form
glossing (primary)

Classification

Irish glosses

Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Stokes, Whitley, and John Strachan (eds.), Thesaurus palaeohibernicus: a collection of Old-Irish glosses, scholia, prose, and verse, 3 vols, vol. 1: Biblical glosses and scholia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1901.  
comments: The first volume of Thesaurus palaeohibernicus covers glosses and scholia on the Old and New Testament. Reprinted by DIAS in 1975.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>
494–498 [‘The glosses on the Gospels and the Acts in the Book of Armagh’] direct link
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley, “Hibernica [VIII–X]”, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen 33 (1895): 62–86.
Internet Archive: <link>
80–81 Corrections
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley, “Hibernica: II. The glosses in the Book of Armagh”, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen 31 (1890): 236–245.
Internet Archive: <link>
[ed.] Stokes, Whitley, Irish glosses: a mediæval tract on Latin declension with examples explained in Irish: to which are added the Lorica of Gildas, with the gloss thereon, and a selection of glosses from the Book of Armagh, Dublin: Dublin University Press, 1860.
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166 An even earlier edition of a small selection of glosses

Secondary sources (select)

Stokes, Whitley, and John Strachan (eds.), Thesaurus palaeohibernicus: a collection of Old-Irish glosses, scholia, prose, and verse, 3 vols, vol. 1: Biblical glosses and scholia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1901.  
comments: The first volume of Thesaurus palaeohibernicus covers glosses and scholia on the Old and New Testament. Reprinted by DIAS in 1975.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen